This week also started with Mother's Day! What a special time to get to spend with both our moms who are soon to be grandmommies! This will be my mom's first grandbaby and Cody's mom's 4th! They've had grandpuppies for several years now...but no grandbabies from us yet! My mom calls the baby, "little peanut"...until we find out the gender of course! Then she'll call it by name...hopefully! I was just browsing on Baby Gap one day at their adorable baby clothes and found a navy onesie that said Little Peanut with a peanut in between the words. It was adorable and as soon as I saw it, I knew that's what we HAD to get her for Mother's Day! We got Cody's mom a beautiful bouquet of flowers and dropped them by her house on the way to Life Group that night. She's been feeling under the weather lately...so hopefully they brightened her day...and hopefully she'll feel better soon. For Mother's Day, we went to church that morning with my mom, brother, and his girlfriend, Shayla. Dad was out of town meeting someone to discuss leasing a portion of our land for cattle. So, he missed out on all the festivities...but got to spend Mother's Day with his momma. When my family was getting in our car, my mom handed me a very pretty present. It had the sweetest card in it along with a Boyd's Bear figurine that was a pregnant momma holding a little book. It's now sitting in our entertainment center! So sweet! And listen to what my precious, amazing, thoughtful hubby did. I actually got this on Saturday...but saved it to tell last! I had been out running some errands with mom...getting a few things for the gender reveal party. And when I got home there was a surprise sitting on the bar for me! It was a beautiful...and delicious...double chocolate ice cream cake and he had made the sweet little sign on the computer at home for me, sweet, precious card signed by him and both names we've chosen for a boy and girl, and an arrangement with one single rose for my first Mother's Day. It was absolutely the most thoughtful and sweet present! Needless to say...it was a great first Mother's Day and Mother's Day/Grandmother's Day for our precious and amazing mommas!
And...only one more week until we find out if this sweet baby is a he or a she!!! It's all I can talk and think about! Every time I bring it up to Cody, he says he's trying not to think about it and it's all I'm talking about! Oopsie!!! But I know he's thinking about it constantly too...how could either one of us not?!?!? I'm trying to occupy my mind and time with the last few weeks of school and the party planning for the big gender reveal. It's going to be so hard to know that we could know the sex of the baby at 10:00 in the morning and not actually find out until 7:00 at night! Good thing I'll be doing some cleaning, getting ready for the party, and other chores and errands like that! Otherwise...I may go nutty! Now I'm just nervous and praying that the sonographer will be able to get a clear picture of what the gender is. I'll be almost 17 weeks...so it's not too early to find out...but it's also 3 weeks earlier than our regular doctor will confirm it. I've read a lot of blogs and "frequently asked questions" on Baby Center and What to Expect where women have said they've found out as early as 12 weeks and then it was confirmed later on when they were further along. I think I only read 1 instance where the first sonographer's reading was wrong and the gender was different than what the couple was told the first time. So...I would say our chances of finding out and being right are pretty good!!! We're still nervous though...but more than anything we just want to hear that the baby is growing, healthy, normal, and absolutely perfect. This baby is already so loved. It's going to be one lucky little girl or boy to come into this world with so many loving people ready to surround it, love on it, and be there for it for anything. Our little one is the size of an avocado this week...4 to 5 inches long and weighs 3 to 5 ounces!!! Oh sweet Baby Kelley...we can't wait to call you by name!!!
Week 15 Symptoms:
- Still have so much energy! I still go to bed early...but I still get up at 4:45 to go workout. But...instead of going to bed between 8:00 and 8:30...it's now between 9:00 and 9:30.
- I'm back to cooking! Usually just once a week...and once on the weekends.
- I feel back to my normal self with a sweet baby bump!!!
- Not really any cravings or aversions!!!
- And the boobs...they're ginormous!